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19 Jun

White Rabbits have been confirmed as special guests for four North American headline dates of The Shins’ current world tour.

White Rabbits will take over the tour’s direct support slot beginning October 7 at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, continuing through Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. The dates with The Shins add to an extensive and ongoing worldwide regimen that has also featured appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan (accompanied by the Basic Cable Band), and will include a free June 30 show at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and an August 5 appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

White Rabbits’ third album Milk Famous (tbd Records) recently earned a comparison from Time Out New York to “a Pixar film: you may get the idea right away, but there’s a treasure trove of complexity waiting to be discovered,” while Rolling Stone noted that “Milk Famous often recalls Radiohead’s ability to find integrity in restless mutability.” Of the White Rabbits’ engaging live show, SF Station’s Pulse blog raved “you cannot fully experience White Rabbits until you see them live. One of their drummers, Matthew Clark… is one of the most entertaining live performers in the indie rock scene today. Lead vocalist Stephen Patterson is incredibly engaging as well, effortlessly jumping between guitar and piano.”

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06/29/12 – Providence, RI – Waterfront Park
06/30/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Converse Rubber Tracks Live)
08/03/12 – Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Musikfest
08/04/12 – Chicago, IL – Cubby Bear (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
08/05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
10/07/12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
10/08/12 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
10/10/12 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
10/11/12 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX

25 May

White Rabbits performed “The Day You Won The War” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up their album Milk Famous on Amazon

22 Apr

By Michel Dussack

On April12th, White Rabbits delivered an incredible 80 minute performance to a comfortably filled Webster Hall. In a way, it was a homecoming show for the Brooklyn based band originally from Missouri. White Rabbits are one of those hardworking bands who never stop, they’re constantly recording and touring, and so it was only a matter of time after their third album ‘Milk Famous’ was released before they stopped back into NYC for a show.

As typical for a White Rabbits show, the venue was filled with massive amounts of drumming, thanks in large part to a dedicated drummer Jamie Levinson and Matthew Clark who performs additional drumming for the band when needed. The real story here though, is Stephen Patterson, who sings, plays piano, guitar and occasionally some percussion all while commanding the audience’s attention. While half of their set was made up of material from the aforementioned ‘Milk Famous”, it was the other half that was the noteworthy part of their set.

That’s not to say that the new material was bad, in fact, one of the better tracks of the night was the newer song ‘I’m Not Me’, however it was the previous two albums that the audience seemed more familiar with. When ‘The Salesman (Tramp Life)’ was played early on in the set, it seemed a high bar to top, however ‘Rudie Falls’ came close. When it came time to say goodbye to the crowd, the frenetic and energetic drumming of ‘Percussion Gun’ started and echoed throughout the entire venue.

A two song encore containing ‘Danny Come Inside’ and ‘Kid On My Shoulders’ followed up. Stephen thanked the crowd one last time (banter was sparse from the band on this night) and just like that, the band slipped off stage for good. I can safely say that if they keep making albums as good as their first three, this will be one of those shows that marks the end of White Rabbits as a smaller indie band, as they’ll easily be playing Terminal 5 on the next tour.

All photos courtesy of Michel Dussack

11 Apr

White Rabbits performed “Heavy Metal” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below and pick up their album Milk Famous on Amazon

04 Apr

Brooklyn-based, Missouri bred White Rabbits have released the official video for their new single “Temporary”. Staying true to the vibrant chromatism of the track, it creates a stunning visual to accompany the hypnotic track. “Temporary” is the first single from the band’s highly acclaimed third studio album Milk Famous, which was released March 6th via TBD Records (vinyl on White Iris).

White Rabbits have an extensive touring regimen currently underway, including a performance at New York City’s Webster Hall on April 12th, two days after their upcoming Fallon performance. They are currently making their way back from the west coast, where they managed to work in a triumphant appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, an intimate KCRW Session and a raucous headling set at the El Rey Theater in the just under 24 hours they were in Los Angeles.

The band, which consists of Stephen Patterson, Alex Even, Gregory Roberts, Jamie Levinson and Matthew Clark, have been experiencing some of their biggest crowds to date on this tour. Below is a list of all their remaining tour dates, be sure to check them out when they’re in your city.

Tour Dates:

4/4 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
4/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
4/6 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
4/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
4/8 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/11 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
4/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/13 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Downtown
4/14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

01 Apr

Brooklyn-based rock band White Rabbits made a brief visit to SXSW last month and played the Hype Hotel. The band’s about to release their upcoming album Milk Famous and will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Our photographer Phil DeSimone caught the band live and took some great shots. Check them out below:

29 Mar

White Rabbits performed “Danny Come Inside” and “Are You Free” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch both songs in the video below and pick up their album Milk Famous on Amazon

26 Mar

By Emilia D’Albero

In a world where the quality of indie rock ebbs and flows constantly, it’s comforting to know that there are bands out there that are consistently being awesome. White Rabbits, hailing from Brooklyn, is one such group. And if there’s one thing that White Rabbits knows how to do well, it is definitely writing strong, catchy bass lines and pulsing percussion. In fact, their newest release, Milk Famous, is positively brimming with both of those things. From the very start of the title track and first single, “Heavy Metal,” to the last few seconds of the closing track, “I Had It Coming,” the band’s musical dexterity and confidence is evident. “Heavy Metal” itself is an eerie blend of memorable bass and a sort of mechanical percussion (including short bursts of what sounds like banging on trash cans); this track is simple enough to follow, but is also beautifully complex. The otherworldly sensation that comes with listening to “Heavy Metal” all the way through is not out of place on Milk Famous, however.

Every song on the entire album is a bit spooky; whether it’s the slightly dissonant yet aurally pleasing vocal harmonies in the chorus of “I’m Not Me” or the urgency of the piano riff in “Everyone Can’t Be Confused,” Milk Famous maintains an eerie, spectral quality, as if White Rabbits’ music contains some secret to life that only the band knows about and are holding just beyond our reach. Fortunately, it seems plausible to assume that listening to Milk Famous just might be the boost one needs in order to reach this alleged secret. Perhaps the smooth vocals that cover the high-pitched siren sounds in “Hold It to the Fire” hold the key to unlocking the secret, or maybe it is the fast-paced urgency of “The Day You Won the War,” or it may even be the haunting harmonies coupled with the strong bass backbone of “Temporary” (both of which ensure that the song will be anything but temporary in your brain). The final track, “I Had It Coming,” integrates a bit of acoustic guitar with a bit of piano and the aforementioned percussion, and the result is a track that practically bleeds a feeling of catharsis, as if it were the happy ending to the story told by the album.

Milk Famous is an album full of catchy guitar riffs, ethereal vocals, and simple yet elegant percussion that is poignant and strong enough to drive the album from opening to close. As a whole, Milk Famous will leave you thoroughly satisfied yet somewhat confused, wondering whether you should dance along or call Ghostbusters.

Buy Milk Famous on Amazon.

02 Mar

White Rabbits performed “Temporary” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below and pre-order their album Milk Famous

08 Feb

White Rabbits are offering a free download of new single “Temporary” to any and all comers at their Facebook page and at RollingStone.com

Preceded by the hypnotic “Heavy Metal” video that premiered last month via NPR and described by Rolling Stone as “fusing a variety of intriguing textures to a tight, ever-shifting groove that emphasizes a thick, post-punk bass line,” “Temporary” is the first official single from the band’s third album Milk Famous due March 6 on tbd.

White Rabbits will perform the song March 1 on The Late Show With David Letterman, the band’s first appearance on the show since a performance Stereogum hailed as one of “The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009.”

White Rabbits’ 2012 tour begins the same date as Milk Famous’s release. They will be joined by The War On Drugs and Tennis on select dates.

March 6: Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer *
March 7: Washington D.C. / Black Cat *
March 8: Charlottesville, VA / Jefferson Theater ^
March 9: Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre ^
March 11: Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse ^
March 12: Birmingham, AL / The Bottletree ^
March 13: New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks ^
March 14: Houston, TX / Fitzgeralds ^
March 19: Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
March 20: Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
March 22: Portland, OR / Doug Fir Lounge
March 23: Vancouver, BC / Biltmore Cabaret
March 24: Seattle, WA / Crocodile Cafe
March 26: San Francisco, CA / The Independent
March 28: Los Angeles, CA / El Rey Theatre
March 29: San Diego, CA / The Casbah
March 30: Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom
March 31: Tucson, AZ / Club Congress
April 3: Lawrence, KS / Jackpot Music Hall
April 4: Columbia, MO / The Blue Note
April 5: St. Louis, MO / Plush
April 6: Madison, WI / High Noon Saloon
April 7: Minneapolis, MN / Triple Rock Social Club
April 8: Chicago, IL / Metro
April 12: New York, NY / Webster Hall
April 13: Northampton, MA / Pearl Street Downtown
April 14: Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club

* with Tennis
^ with The War On Drugs